New Indian-based air carrier Akasa Air has signed an agreement with SmartKargo to implement its state-of-the-art air cargo management solution that will digitally enable the launch and growth of the airline's cargo business. Akasa will deploy the SmartKargo solution across all functional areas of its cargo business, serving all its destinations pan India.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Akasa Air and SmartKargo have announced today a partnership that will digitally enable the launch and growth of the airline's new cargo business. The Indian-based airline will deploy the SmartKargo solution across all functional areas of its cargo business, serving all its destinations throughout India. Akasa Air is India's newest and most dependable airline, offering warm and efficient customer service, reliable operations, and affordable fares.
The new state-of-the-art platform will allow Akasa Air to launch its Cargo business and meet its goals today and tomorrow with robust Cargo management solution capabilities and advanced technologies such as business intelligence, real-time information, and machine learning. The solution will interface seamlessly with the airline's other systems and third-party providers via APIs -- for fast integration and deployment.
SmartKargo's superior capabilities include 100% paperless e-AWBs; ease of booking; modern and flexible technology; single screen data entries; user-configurable Business Intelligence (BI) and reporting; powerful pricing and rate making, and real-time capacity management. This means that Akasa Air will now deliver fast, highly reliable, and extremely predictable air cargo shipments to support its growth.
Mr. Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Akasa Air, said: "SmartKargo's platform will empower us to build and develop an innovative, dependable, and flexible air cargo business. The cutting-edge cloud platform is the best technology available and will boost Akasa Air forward by providing a full solution that includes great technology and deep expertise, so we can grow our cargo business to its full potential."
Olivier Houri, CRO of SmartKargo, said: "We are excited to work with the visionaries. Akasa Air's adoption of our cutting-edge technology will provide a complete solution to meet their objectives for digital transformation of the commercial, operational, and financial aspects of their air cargo business."
About Akasa Air
Akasa Air will be India's newest and most dependable airline, offering warm and efficient customer service, reliable operations, and affordable fares - all in the Akasa Way. Akasa's youthful personality, employee-centric philosophy, tech-led approach, and culture of service will make this commitment a reality for all Indians. The carrier launches its first commercial flight on 07 August 2022 to support the growing demand across India.
With a commitment to being socially responsible, Akasa Air has placed a firm order of 72 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, powered by CFM fuel-efficient, LEAP-1B engines. The 737 MAX family aircraft deliver superior efficiency in reducing fuel use and carbon emissions, fulfilling the airline's promise of being an environmentally friendly company with the youngest and greenest fleet in the Indian skies.
SmartKargo delivers advanced digital technology to facilitate the efficient digital transformation of an airline's cargo business. With deep expertise in air cargo, technology, and e-commerce, SmartKargo empowers airlines to open new revenue streams through the digital transformation of their air cargo business units, as recently featured in Forbes. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (in what The New York Times called "the most innovative square mile on the planet"), with key offices in India, the Philippines, Brazil, and Canada.
Learn more at smartkargo.com.
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